Best Bar for Live Music in Boston

2016

Wally’s Café

Boston

From the outside, Wally’s looks like your average anonymous dive. But the drab exterior belies its storied history: This place has put live jazz acts on stage 365 days a…Read More

2003 Best Bar for Live Music

Wally’s Café

Boston

Nowhere else in this town are you more apt to find pink Izods and gangsta colors in such proximity. This joint, nestled between the gentrified South End and Roxbury and...Read More

2002 Best Bar for Live Music

Kendall Café

Cambridge

In addition to its popular Tuesday Night Music Club—a music series featuring unplugged sets by leading local musicians—the Kendall introduced a new program this year, Earfull, pairing local musicians with...Read More

2001 Best Bar for Live Music

The Kendall Café

Cambridge

As the many framed posters around the bar can attest, big named have played this small room situated on a Cambridge backstreet, among them Jewel and Elvis Costello. This year,...Read More

1992 Best Bar for Live Music, Blues

Harper’s Ferry

Allston

That long bar. Those jam sessions. Lots of blue notes here but no blue listeners...Read More

1989 Best Bar for Live Music, Rock

Man Ray

Cambridge

Neither new wave nor yuppie, and the best of the small names. Don’t be uncool; get there at about 11 o’clock...Read More

1985 Best Bar for Live Music, Rock

The Paradise

Boston

Manager Seth Greenberg has turned the club around...Read More

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